NURS 6670 Gerry is a 24-year-old male who is being evaluated for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Gerry is a 24-year-old male who is being evaluated for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Answer:

Gerry is a 24-year-old male who is being evaluated for obsessive-compulsive disorder. He has a long history of both obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.

Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) usually develop when a patient is a child or young adult. However, it is possible for symptoms to start later in life.

symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD):

  • Fear of contamination or dirt.
  • Doubting and having difficulty tolerating uncertainty.
  • Needing things orderly and symmetrical.
  • Aggressive or horrific thoughts about losing control and harming yourself or others.
  • Unwanted thoughts, including aggression, or sexual or religious subjects.

Gerard has had the following problems for about the last fifteen years:

Middle Childhood & Adolescence:

Question:

Gerry is a 24-year-old male who is being evaluated for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He has a long history of both obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors going back into mid-adolescence. When evaluating his history, the PMHNP knows that all of the following are more common in patients with OCD except:

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